Wake up, Mr. West.
No, really… Wake up… Please? I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but you’re one of the greatest entertainers of our time & for that, we are eternally grateful. Especially for your history and now, your future. Well, the latter is up for debate. But while we’re on the subject of “history,” you do realize you don’t have to play the victim anymore, right? You do realize that you kind of, sort of… MADE IT?
Now I know not everyone is comfortable being naked, but the least you can do on your wedding day is take off your ego… At least for the woman you’re about to exchange vows with. Now I know they say when you get married, you become “one,” – and I could very well be reaching – but aren’t they referring to becoming one with his spouse? Not his
“I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.”
I mean… What will it take for you to understand that being a celebrity in no way, shape, or form equates to the discrimination the black community faced decades before the Civil Rights era. I could be reaching here but if you’re not able to shit in the public restroom it’s probably because the toilet wasn’t gold-plated to your standards. C’mon, man.
You have acquired a life of inconceivable extravagance, prosperity, AND privilege… Privilege that those who marched for the right to attend a school that you probably wouldn’t even THINK about sending Nori to today. Privilege to marry whoever the hell you want without worrying about being lynched for so much as glancing at a person who wasn’t black.
Listen, I think Bush hates black people just as much as you but damn… Not everybody is out to get you. These people you are alienating, especially your fans, are kind of putting money into your pockets. Without them, you wouldn’t have your “culturally influential” Yeezus tour and that cushioned college fund for Nori. & It’s admirable that you’re determined to do whatever it takes to ensure North has a better life. Truly. Like, literally my heart melts when I see a dad excel at being a dad. But… Better than what? All the material things she will soon learn to love, appreciate, and idolize. What about what’s important? What about the moral compass your mom once blessed you with? The best way to give North a normal life is to instill intangible values in her… Shower her in warmth. Keep her grounded, and I’m not sure first class flights from birth are the way to go. More love, less flashing lights. Teach her about her ancestors, and don’t make the mistake of downplaying the struggle just because she will never have to. Stress the importance of humility and service to others. Teach her that there’s a thin line between self-worth and self-absorption. Teach her how to walk it so that it may be etched in her memory’s museum. You’re the voice of the people for a reason. Its hard for us fans to forget the humble college dropout we fell in love with… But we’re not so sure you remember. Reveal your heart to her, not your ego. That’s what will make her proud to be the daughter of Kanye West, the black American from Chicago.